Congressman Bob Goodlatte -- Augusta Free Press
Last month, President Obama announced one of the biggest executive power grabs in American history. He declared unilaterally that millions of unlawful immigrants can stay in the U.S. without facing the consequences of violating immigration laws. Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.
President Obama’s unilateral actions pose a danger to our government’s system of checks and balances and imperil individual liberty. Congress must fight to stop these unconstitutional actions from being implemented. Now that Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, we have more tools at our disposal to fight the President’s executive overreach on immigration.
Here are several actions I support taking to fight President Obama’s abuse of power:
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Updated: Wed, Jan 28th 2015 @ 9:25am EST